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Data set name

Full Scale Atlantic Marine Energy Wave Energy Test Site (AMETS) observations near Belmullet Co. Mayo Ireland since 2012

Data holding centreMarine Institute
CountryIreland  Ireland
Time periodFrom 2012 onwards
OngoingYes
Geographical area

Erris Peninsula; Ireland; Belmullet; Co. Mayo

Observations 
Parameters

Quality control flags; Horizontal spatial co-ordinates; Date and time; Other wave statistics; Temperature of the water column; Wave height and period statistics; Wave height estimates; Transport in the water column

Instruments

Wave recorders; water temperature sensor

Description 
Summary

The Full Scale Atlantic Marine Energy Test Site (AMETS) provides 30 minute observational data from two directional waverider buoys known as Belmullet A and Belmullet B observing and measuring wave height, wave direction and wave period. The AMETS buoys are located in the North Atlantic Ocean in waters off the coast of the Erris Peninsula in Co. Mayo at 50m and 100m bathymetry depths. AMETS has been collecting data since 2012. A directional Waverider is a wave motion sensor stabilised platform that can measure the properties of waves including height, direction and period. The AMETS programme has been jointly managed by the Marine Institute and the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland. Data coverage 100% for when the buoys have been operational. Any data gaps in time period indicate the buoy(s) have been non-operational and have been under maintenance.

OriginatorsMarine Institute
Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland
Data web sitehttps://data.gov.ie/dataset/belmullet-full-scale-wave-energy-test-site
Availability 
OrganisationMarine Institute
AvailabilityLicence
ContactAlan Berry (Team Leader)
Address

Marine Institute
Rinville
Oranmore
Co. Galway
H91 R673
Ireland

Telephone+353-91-387200
Facsimile+353-91-387201
Emaildatarequests@marine.ie
Administration 
Collating centreMarine Institute
Local identifierf0c32fe2-4c5c-11df-9879-0800200c9a66
Global identifier2017
Last revised2017-12-04